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Basketball

Always Time For Training - And Gold - in Vesna Mišić’s Multi-Sport Universe

The Bosnia and Herzegovina athlete is a Special Olympics World Games champion in futsal and a regional champion in basketball. And that is only the beginning.
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Basketball Players On Unified Teams Swap Skills, ‘Learn Love’

Unified partners recount how they started playing with their teams and the friendships they formed along the way.
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Special Olympics Albania Undertakes Bold Mission

“We’re dreaming big and trying to act big”
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Athlete or Artist? Dea Çaushi Can Do It All

Albania’s multi-talent does not need to choose between scoring three-pointers and playing Vivaldi. She embraces and excels in both equally.
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Special Olympics West Balkans Unified 3x3 Basketball Tournament Reaches Triumphant Finale on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Athletes, Unified partners, coaches and families from four countries came together at the flagship regional tournament in Tirana, Albania to spread the message that “everybody is important.”
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Higher ‘Happiness Levels’ and Self-Confidence among Outcomes as Three-Year Sport Initiative Nears Finish

More than 5,000 children with intellectual disabilities have seen an improvement in their overall happiness, motor and social skills as a result of the EEA and Norway Grants-funded project.
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Basketball in Iceland: From Lay Ups to Lifelong Friendships That Turned into Family

In a small country with a population of less than 400,000 people, there is a family with 32 children. They hang out together, hold pizza parties, chat, laugh, but most of all, they play basketball.
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Agents Of Inclusion: Episode Thirty-Four

JR connects with a very special athlete from Illinois, Daniel Smrokowski who loves to spread the word of positivity and inclusion. Hear all about Daniel's journey, his podcast, and more.

Special Olympics and the FIBA Foundation Sign New MOU for Inclusion

Special Olympics International and the FIBA Foundation have come together to sign a new two-year MOU, Memorandum of Understanding, as they continue their individual and combined efforts to promote basketball as a tool for social development.
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Feeling the Crowd: A Letter from a Fan in the Stands

Excitement. It’s a good feeling.
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